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Community Response Officer (IDVA)

Are you looking for a role helping older communities in the Sussex area? Hourglass works with older people who may be isolated, vulnerable to exploitation or experiencing domestic abuse. With Hourglass you can help empower older people to stay connected, recover and age safely, by offering advice, specialised casework, and by raising awareness of abuse in later life.
We are looking for three Community Response Officers (IDVA), to provide specialist response to older people experiencing or at risk of abuse in Sussex. This means establishing a Hub for Sussex residents to bring casework concerning safer ageing* and from which to work across the South of England to raise awareness of the abuse of older people. Chosen candidates will undergo certified IDVA training and perform specialist casework for victims referred to the service. 
If you are excited to: 
•    Shape the development of Hourglass’ first Community Response Hub in the South of England; 
•    Tackle specialist casework as an independent domestic violence advocate for older people (training available); 
•    Play a key role in the multi-agency network of domestic violence support across the Sussex area; 

£22,500 p.a.
To see the full Job Description and download an application form head to

Deadline: 5pm on the 23rd of July.   Get in touch with with any further questions about the post. 

* Hourglass’ mission is to deliver safer ageing for all. The safer ageing remit recognises that older people face physical and attitudinal barriers that create circumstances of actual or presumed age-related vulnerability – an environment which puts older adults at risk. Our movement for safer ageing seeks to remove these barriers to empower older people to age securely and live free from abuse.

35 hours per week
Home-based during orientation with an office space established upon completing the IDVA training.
Friday, July 30, 2021

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